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There are some basic methods around: corners first = CF, edges first = EF (uncommon), block methods (no abbreavation used for blocks) and layer by layer = LBL. Within these basic methods there are a varaity of specific methods like Guimond for CF or Fridrich for LBL.

Now I found there must also be a basic style I named BCE = blocks, corners, edges. A typical BCE method is Roux.

But that's not the only one. You can create a whole family of BCE methods, start from some block(s), solve the rest of the corners and end by doing the edges that are left. I recently posted here about a method I named Petrus - Ortega that is a BCE method. That method I'm currently learning but I modified it a little. Now I'm not doing a full 3x2x2 at start but two opposite 2x2 blocks leaving the M-slice free. then I'm using Ortega step 2+3 for corners. ca 80 cases, I'm at about 60 now =) The ending 8 edges I solve first the two FR/FL and then, for the rest using a style where I pair opposite edges two by two while orienting them and then sort the pairs out (if I get the two FL edges correct while doing this I end in ELL). If I learn all cases for corners and practice the intuitive parts a little more I can solve the cube in less than 45 turns (STM) on average

An other BCE is: start as I do = two 2x2's, orient one more corner on the FL side (U or D colour) and then orient the last five using an alg and then separate layers (Guimond style). For next step sort out FR/FL and FD/BD edges. Orient LL-edges while doing the last FD/BD edge, end in PLL, also a sub 45 turn method.

But as I said above, there is a whole family spanning from easiest beginner to the advanced methods I have described here.

Anyone intressted in BCE methods? I will in the near future try to make a description of at least the Ortega 2+3 (O23) style, maybe also the Guimond approach. Have some more algs for the corners to collect first only.

Now I found there must also be a basic style I named BCE = blocks, corners, edges. A typical BCE method is Roux.

But that's not the only one. You can create a whole family of BCE methods, start from some block(s), solve the rest of the corners and end by doing the edges that are left. I recently posted here about a method I named Petrus - Ortega that is a BCE method. That method I'm currently learning but I modified it a little. Now I'm not doing a full 3x2x2 at start but two opposite 2x2 blocks leaving the M-slice free. then I'm using Ortega step 2+3 for corners. ca 80 cases, I'm at about 60 now =) The ending 8 edges I solve first the two FR/FL and then, for the rest using a style where I pair opposite edges two by two while orienting them and then sort the pairs out (if I get the two FL edges correct while doing this I end in ELL). If I learn all cases for corners and practice the intuitive parts a little more I can solve the cube in less than 45 turns (STM) on average

An other BCE is: start as I do = two 2x2's, orient one more corner on the FL side (U or D colour) and then orient the last five using an alg and then separate layers (Guimond style). For next step sort out FR/FL and FD/BD edges. Orient LL-edges while doing the last FD/BD edge, end in PLL, also a sub 45 turn method.

But as I said above, there is a whole family spanning from easiest beginner to the advanced methods I have described here.

Anyone intressted in BCE methods? I will in the near future try to make a description of at least the Ortega 2+3 (O23) style, maybe also the Guimond approach. Have some more algs for the corners to collect first only.

Last edited: Dec 30, 2007